Travelers on Route 93 will encounter back-ups due to multiple brush fires that firefighters are battling along the highway.
Reports indicate there are currently brush fires in Medford in the Middlesex Fells, in Stoneham along Route 93 and another in Woburn on Route 93 at the Commerce Way exit.
Dave Procopio of the Massachusetts State Police Media Relations Unit told Patch police have closed the right lane on Route 93 North to allow Woburn and Reading firefighters access to perform firefighting operations.
Procopio said the lane should be re-opened within a half-hour, but said that because rush hour is approaching there will be 'residual back-ups." Travelers should expect delays.
Procopio said at this time the source of the brush fires is unknown.
According to one eye witness, traffic on Route 93 north is severely backed up and traffic heading south is slow.